Former Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris is having second thoughts about signing with the San Antonio Spurs, per multiple reports, but he won't be returning the Celtics. His agent and the team are "re-evaluating Bullock's fitness to play a full season in 2019-20".
The Knicks are reportedly offering Morris a one-year deal worth $15 million, while the Spurs offered two years and around $19 million for two years, as reported by Jabari Young of The Athletic.
Carroll previously had agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal to come to the Spurs but turning the transaction into a trade allowed San Antonio to re-work the contract into a three-year, $21 million contract.
If the Knicks were to sign Morris, he would be the latest forward to sign with the team this offseason, joining Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson and Julius Randle.
Shortly after those two deals went down, the floodgates of free agency opened back up and there was a flurry of activity which included the Lakers adding players like Danny Green, DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo to their roster. The Knicks have offered him a one-year, $15 million contract, according to Yahoo Sports.
Morris would definitely bolster the Knicks frontcourt.
That means a playing-time juggle for head coach David Fizdale to handle. Knox and Robinson received extensive roles as rookies, but given their respective ages - 20 and 21 - perhaps the Knicks want them in reserve roles, taking a slower approach to development, rather than being thrown into the fire. This is a veteran of playoff teams, most recently part of Boston's consecutive playoff units, one of which almost made the NBA Finals. "The (salary cap) space was a byproduct of that".